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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
, they all say that iran should not have a nuclear weapon. and the u.n. it is the world coming together that is moving forward in this direction. and i think doing so in a wise manner, hopefully, they can change some of what has taken place in the region. but we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. i don't want to give the impression that this is easy stuff. this is very tough stuff. i think secretary john kerry and president obama have been going at it in a slow but methodical manner, and we have to continue to grind it out. host: cnn reported on of the deals they set a particular point of contention is iran's assistance that the right under international agreement to enrich uranium the message to iran should be the should be that you are insisting on the right to enrich. you are. you do not do final negotiations and public. only knows that we have some preliminary to work on. what we did not want to happen mama and why this is important continue negotiating with iran or implemented nuclear programs and you could negotiate without this, but then there will be nothing to preve
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
a strong u.n. mandate to protect civilians in this country. you can see that the airport is just completely empty. there's no civilian planes that are landing. there's a humanitarian crisis which is developing. thousands of people have come to the airport because they have nowhere else to go. seleka and anti-balaka are targetting people in their homes. this is the only place they feel safe. >> translation: everyone you see here is a christian. there are no muslims here, we have no application. the muslims have seleka to look after them. we are central africans but there's nobody to defend us. >> translation: we have nothing to drink, there's nothing to eat and we don't have money to buy anything. >> there are some international charities which are helping the people, but food and water are limited in the city. there are almost half a million people around the country who have lost their homes. >> the french sent a fighter plane that flew low over the city in a way to intimidate the seleka and anti-balaka fighters. the big question is when will these people be able to go home, will they want
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am EST
here. the u.n. is handling out clothes packs for the children. but the people are told by the authorities that they have to leave to make way for the families of dead fighters. >> i knew this, but where are we supposed to go. anyone that has just arrived. i bring them here. >> covered by blankets, an old man is found outside. he's sick and needs medical attention. >> in another camp they try to repair damage from a storm. this man says, "we have nothing, we have to burn plastic bags to make a fire." the fighting causes more civilian deaths, many children, the people prepare for the third winter of the syrian war, with nothing more than a will to survive. >> u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel is meeting pakistani prime minister nau nawaz sharif. he has expressed a desire for closer links with washington rrk. we are joined live from islamabad. chuck hagel and nawaz sharif have their work cut out, don't they. >> indeed, and the pakistani government is upbeat about this. they are saying this the past few months high level contact are paying off and repairing the mistrust ex
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
with our u.n. and ngo partners who have a lot of skill addicts. doing programs that basically provide a decent wage in return for clearing debris away. this would be a huge challenge, an important challenge. unfortunately or fortunately, the philippines have a fair amount of experience in dealing with debris. it is a scale issue in this sense and will be an area of the media focus has been lookahead. you've raised some of the other associated concerns about disease with debris and for that reason, the fogginess a very important approach because there's standing water. the other issue of coors is there still pulling bodies out from underneath these mountains of debris and that will likely remain an ongoing effort as they work their way through the recovery. i'm trafficking, this has been an area of concern in the philippines for some time. in fact, the united states has put about $11 million into counter trafficking programming in the philippines. we work closely with them and called the philippines interagency council for counter trafficking. there is a need to remain very vigilant ab
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
1600 groups in the colony and u.n. improved an increase to 6,000. another attack in iraq as violence escalates and a car bomb exploded outside of a cafe in the northeast region killing 11 people and explosions on sunday killed 39 and injured more than 120. most of those attacks happened on busy commercial streets. u.n. says 8,000 iraqis have been killed this year. drone strikes and taliban were the topics today during high-level meetings in pakistan and chuck hagel met with sharif and the army chief and this is the first since the tirade that killed bin laden in 2011 and he flew and met with troops but not the president and hamid karzai is refusing to sign before the year's end. they are backing the afghan counterparts decision for the deal and karzai met in tehran sunday with rohani and calling for trade and security and they opposed the presence of troops in afghanistan, the only country asking karzai not to sign the security deal. the security agreement would secure billions of dollars afghanistan needs to boost economy but in limbo the currency is falling and as al jazeera jayne
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
.s. military is the strongest in the world. u.s. and n.a.t.o. leaders are meeting in bruls -- brussels hoping to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid k
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
the tributes after ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general speaks, the tribute by foreign dignitaries, then the president of the united states, barack obama, followed by the leaders of brazil, china and india and then cuba. raul castro. they will all be on this little stage, this little area in front of 90,000 people who have gathered in the soccer stadium so there could be a moment where president obama and raul castro may shake hands, may talk, who knows. >> be interesting to watch if they shake hands. that was the big thing, the gore people wanted no physical contact or substantive communications because of the relationship between the two countries. obviously, you can get as close as we are at an event like that and we will see what happens. you watch something like that. for the former presidents to be together, you know this because you have been at big events, the opening of presidential libraries here at home, the king hussain funeral, you had a group like that. the pope john paul ii funeral, you had several presidents together. it's a security challenge, number one, then the
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
and supported the capacity of the civilian side, both the government and the u.n. to set up land and sea bridges to help clear the roads so that we were able to wrap up the military engagement and bring forward the longer term civilian ability to ensure that the delivery were able to continue. lo jiggics were the number one focus. followed by three key priorities. emergency shelter, water sanitation, and food. there were about a million homes destroyed by the storm. we air lifted right away heavy duty plastic sheeting to the philippines that -- contribute temporary shelters. the water supply were ranched. the system were down. we focused on provision of clean water, chlorine tablet, and very quickly worked to get it up and running with the support to unreceive and by the time i was there. that was already providing 100% the water for the municipal area. the philippines government and the international community continued to -- spornd to the health concerns. there are nearly 200 health teams on the ground now and more than 2,000 children have been immunized. and withstanding water trapped in the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
border are. >> the u.n. refugee agency agrees. >> often, there's a lot more check points in dallas, there's certainly a lot of fighting going on there. as you can see, this is a very different location that people find. this is an easier place to come through. >> it will take up to four days for the refugees to oh get screened, registered and taken to a camp. their longer journey is the one that's yet to start. that's the one for human dignity in compile. >> protestors in ukraine returned to the street in force today, this after reports the country's president met with the russian president. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal might be reached with russia quarterback further distancing the ukraine from the europeandown. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader has signed a deal with russia securing according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. ukraine, of course, desperately needs this money, simply to pay its creditors, the country's reserves are starting to run low, and it is in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed, but of
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan is the world east most dangerous place for relief worker and said attacks on aid workers fripelled there and 36 have been killed and 46 injured and u.n. are not saying blame for attacks but taliban has taken responsible for many of them. activists including one american boerted boats in the gaza strip with restrictions on waterways in the mediterranean sea. israeli government said imports are monitored to prevent dangerous materials from entering occupied territory and the six mile restrictions hurt the economy and al jazeera's nick has more from jerusalem. >> six years israel controlled the seas and today activists wanted to take them back and living in gaza cannot go six miles from the coast and war ships block everything going in and going out and they say that strangled the economy and so they challenge the blockade and going straight for israeli ships and aware of the risk and they arrested and they attacked for sailing more than six miles out. >> we are armed with in
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
at the u.n. in geneva. we fought hard for that. but think of the new markets that would open up and the bridges between people that peace would build him a think of the flood of foreign investment and business opportunities that would come to israel and how that would change the lives of everyday people throughout the region. fischer, the former governor of the bank of israel said, a peace agreement with the palestinians could boost israel's gdp in a short period of time by as much as 6%. israel would also enjoy a normal peaceful relationship the moment this agreement is signed with 22 arab nations and 35 muslim all.ns -- 57 countries in it is not beyond our imagination to envision that a new order could be established in the middle east, in which countries like jordan, morocco, a newly independent palestine and an internationally recognized jewish state of israel joined together to promote stability and peace. new from the start that if his young state were to do more than just survive, if israel were to succeed, it would need more than just strong defenses. he said israel woul
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
was toppled over. people taking turns taking aim. >>> and from iran tonight, state tv is reporting that u.n. inspectors have begun their work. it comes after that landmark short-term nuclear agreement. this weekend in washington, meantime, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet f
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
of defense hagel today. u.n. weapons inspector arrived this morning in a heavy water production plant near the iranian capitol of tehran. it is one of the sites iran agreed to open up as part of last week's nuclear agreement. elizabeth palmer in tehran tonight. liz, what do we know about what happened? >> good evening, jeff, well, we're past the first hurdle. iran had promised to let the inspectors into this site which is associated with a very controversial reactor which could, when it's working, produce plutonium. they said the inspector kos go in, two of them want in today. and there are talks of their next going to be allowed to inspect iran's uranium mines which is something the international community would very much like to have a good close look at. >> glor: liz what is the reaction to all of this inside iran? >> reporter: the majority of people see this deal as welcome relief from sanctions. but the hard-liners are very much against it. in fact, president rouhani has been accused by the hard-liners of selling out. so he's got quite a mind field to walk if he's going to make good,
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
, and they assured him the deal would get done. >>> in iran, u.n. nuclear inspectors visited a heavy water production plant on sunday. this is the first time in more than two years inspectors have been allowed inside. two weeks ago iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. >>> and coming up on the "morning news," fan frenzy. a riot breaks out in the stands at a soccer match, sending some people to the hospital. this is the "cbs morning news." to the hospital. this is the "cbs morning news." if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. for many adults, humira is proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:30am PST
the weekend u.n. inspectors arrived to begin inspections on a nuclear facility there. president obama called it a critical first step before adding that the negotiations will in no way weaken the position of the united states. >> if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and, in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> defense secretary chuck hagel has touched down in pakistan today. the first time in three years a pentagon chief has visited that country. hagel met with their prime minister to discuss tensions over drone strikes and military operations near the border with afghanistan. he spent the weekend in afghanistan visiting u.s. troops. he did not meet with afghan president hamid karzai who is refusing to sign a security agreement with the united states before the end of the year. secretary
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
existing u.n. resolutions and previous violations by iran of its international obligations, that we don't recognize such a right, and if, by the way, negotiations break down, there will be no additional international recognition that's been obtained. so this deal goes away and we're back to where we were before the geneva agreement, subject -- and iran will continue to be subject to all the sanctions that we put in place in the past and we may seek additional ones. but i think what we have said is we can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. now, in terms of specifics, we know that they don't need to have an underground, fortified facility like fordow in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they certainly don't need a heavy-water reactor at arak in order to have a peaceful nuclear program. they don't need some of the advanced centrifuges that they currently possess in order to have a limited, peaceful nuclear program. and so the quest
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
and boston are expected to get hit by ice and snow. >>> u.n. weapons inspectors from in iran. president obama told an international forum on saturday that he could accept a final comprehensive agreement that would allow iran to enrich urine yum for peaceful purposes. >>> billy graham is in ill health. his health condition has deteriorated quite a bit in the last few days. >>> now back to fareed zakaria gps. >>> until june 30th, tom donyell -- mr. obama's national security advisor. he is now a distinguished fellow at the council on foreign relations. he joins me to talk about recent developments and the issues he was deeply involved in at the white house from iran to winding down the war in afghanistan to mitigating tensions between china and japan. welcome back to the show. >> great to see you. >> let's 23irs talk about iran, you were deeply involved in this whole policy, it appears that what we're saying is we need iran to essentially shut downing parts of its nuclear program so that it cannot have the kind of breakout capacity that -- he says we are not going to dismantle a single thing, we
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask, why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, we're being naÏve, what i try to describe to them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal, but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program, and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and, for that matter, got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but -- >> next question -- >> but -- sorry, haim, i want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular option is not available. and so as a consequence, what we have to do is to make a decision as to, given the o
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
respecting the u.n. charter rules on when force may be used. and i also think that if we do use for -- force, we must follow through. i actually make a distinction between the conflicts in afghanistan which ugly was legal and the conflict in iraq would simply was not. very often in the u.s. especially on the left people sort of a similar these two conflict. i think they are different. when we got afghanistan wrong was then going into iraq, not spent the money on the ground for development of the people were so thirsty for. i went to afghanistan back in 2005 in so many people were so glad the taliban had been overthrown to talk about ordinary people taxi drivers, not just political activists or women rights advocates. we took our eye off the ball and didn't follow through, and now i really fear the situation where going to leave afghan in. one of the afghan women i interviewed for the book, a very prominent afghan human rights activist who lost family back in the terrible conflict in the 1990s when the international committee had forgotten what happened in the country, she said to me, look, w
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
will come to an agreement with regard to their right to enrich, which is very different than the u.n. security council resolutions to date that says they do not have a right to enrich. chris, at the end of the day, iran's going to be a nuclear threshold state. now, before you think that's condemnatory of what's going on, what we have to do is to push that threshold back as far as possible, and that will identify -- that would define whether this was a good idea, or a bad idea. right now, the iranians are far too close to a nuclear weapon. we have hit the pause button. now we have got to negotiate hitting the delete button with them. >> what is your view, big picture, and i'm sure you studied this as cia director what is your view of hassan rouhani, the new president of iran, and of his new government? you see them as relative moderates who are maybe because of the sanctions working hard to end iran's isolation, or do you see them more as just playing us and still determined to have a nuclear weapon at the end of the day? >> yeah, it is probably a mix of all that. and i, you know, i
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. speaker, today marks the 1 u.n.th consecutive -- 100th consecutive legislative day the safe climate caucus has spoken on the house floor, calling for action to address climate change. the science itself is clear. climate change is already contributing to significant environmental changes. floods nted droughts, and hurricanes to name a few. but climate change is not only a serious environmental problem, it's a serious economic problem as well. american businesses, large and small, understand this threat. and they're responding accordingly. they're increasing their energy efficiencies, reducing pollution, and implementing more sustainable business practices. american businesses understand that the changing climate is already hurting their bottom lines. and they're taking action to strengthen their competitiveness and their resiliency. congress should be doing the same. yet our majority continues to stick its head in the sand and do nothing. climate change poses a real and immediate threat to our economy and we really can't afford to wait any longer. i urge my colleagues to join with america
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
-term. that was positive and the u.n. used the shelter model as the cluster model used in the future. and particularly unicef was particularly strong out of the gate. we have been in the same areas in pakistan, there has been a lot of learning that has gone on. the tsunami was the first time that we really worked closely with the american military setting up temporary bridges to get to islands and locations that were transfigured as the geography changed in that. in haiti the u.s. military came up in the philippines, the military tried to do it with a lighter presence and they were going out in the philippines when they came in, there was joy for most of the people we talked to. it was very impressive even in the media out let's. the fact the we had an aircraft carrier as mentioned earlier was seen as ferrying assistance back and forth, seen as assisting other countries and lift capacity was very impressive at that time. on the ground people were questioning their own governments, no one was questioning the resolve to provide assistance. i will say as comments have come about about the diaspora in the
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
, into the western european and others group at the u.n. in geneva. we fought hard for that. but think of the new markets that would open up and the bridges between people that peace would build, think of the flood of foreign investment and business opportunities that would come to israel and how that would change the lives of everyday people throughout the region. as stanley fischer, the former governor of the bank of israel said, a peace agreement with the palestinians could boost israel's gdp in a short period of time by as much as 6%. israel would also enjoy a normal , peaceful relationship the moment this agreement is signed with 22 arab nations and 35 muslim nations -- 57 countries in all. it is not beyond our imagination to envision that a new order could be established in the middle east, in which countries like jordan, morocco, a newly independent palestine and an internationally recognized jewish state of israel joined together to promote stability and peace. ben gurion knew from the start that if his young state were to do more than just survive, if israel were to succeed, it would nee
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
that the president has announced ignores not only u.s. law but ignores the u.n. sanctions that are in place. and it also ignores the fact that iran has not made any concessions in this area in the last 30 years. it also ignores the position that this deal puts israel in, one that is untenable and more impossible than any i have seen in my lifetime. the naivity of this administration in dealing with iran is something that is simply breathtaking. mr. speaker, i would just suggest to you that if iran gains nuclear weapons, we will need a new calendar. it will change our reality in the world that much. and i would say to you that while there's still time, we need to act. d you know, mr. speaker, there is that moment in the life of every problem when it is big enough to be seen and still small enough to be addressed but in terms of iran's nuclear weapons pursuit, that window is closing quickly. and whatever this body can do, whatever this president can do to prevent iran from gaining a nuclear weapons capability must be done soon because soon they will have the ability to ignore our treaties and
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
former u.n. secretary kofi annan, called a the loss of man dale la a -- mandela a loss for the world. here is a little bit what u.k. prime minister david cameron had to say. >> one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> reporter: now in a strange twist news of the death of mandela last night broke during the u.k. premier of his biographical movie "a long walk to freedom." mandela's passing was announced at end of the film, we're told to gasps even to screams in the audience. in attendance a members of mandela's family and royal family. the vatican marking this day. pope francis calling nelson mandela's promotion of human dignity, against violence, for truth, absolutely monumental, everybody, religious figures, leaders, rock stars, models, you name it, all coming out and expressing their condolences and their love for the man. back to you. bill: a lot of people have been waiting for this moment but the reality when it happens is still a different thing. greg palkot, looking forward to your coverage
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
and the current prime minister after accusations of corruption and abuse of power. the u.n. has closed its offices in bangkok warning foreign travellers to stay out of the streets. >> afghanistan president karzai is accusing the u.s. of holding back fuel and other supplies. he said they are holding back supplies in an attempt to pressure for him to sign the agreement. >> from the "los angeles times" officials say speed may have been a factor in the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend over the weekend. according to police the "fast and furious" star left a charity event. witnesses at the event said they heard a loud boom and saw smoke. walker was in the middle of gaming "fast and furious 7." walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. he was 40 years old. >> really. isn't that bizarre? came from a charity event and he gets in one of the cars and the guy drives off with him -- >> he was the passenger in the car. >> passenger in the car and runs into a pole and blows up. >> yeah. the pictures of the scene afterward you can hardly make out it was a car. i never met him but he was a ver
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
, the united states was then able to get the foundational u.n. security council resolutions that have been the premise for everything that has happened in the last seven 1/2 years. resolutions by the way at the beginning of 06, everyone told us we could not get. and are then the building framework for the global coalition is by the way an astonishing bipartisan diplomatic achievement. begun in 06. carried forward with great effect bit obama administration. this includes stuart levy at treasury and his successors with other officials at treasury. if you think about the global coalition, that has crippled the iranian economy, and the geopolitical significance of that coalition, and that that coalition has been created and has endured for seven 1/2 years to the, to reach to the present moment, that's an extraordinaire bipartisan accomplishment that i think has received very little notice and many of the critics today were the critics of the initial move in the spring of 06. it is worthwhile to remember how much bipartisan work and work by professional bureaucrats has been involved in erecting
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
, and the enrichment component. you had six u.n. resolutions saying iran should not engage in enrichment because they had been a rational actor on the world stage. they are the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, including trying to kill the saudi ambassador there by bombing at a restaurant in washington, d.c. if you look at the behavior and the three components of the program, and i thought this was a serious mistake. they made this mistake in syria, if you do not include your allies you would create suspicion. he had these secret talks in oman which was a god awful idea, and even if you like the deal you have created a level of suspicion now on the deal that makes our allies wary and empowers our adversaries use. the missile part of the program is not touch in the deal. they can continue to do missile fulfillment. the weaponization of their program is not touched. they can continue that. the facility they think they do that is not open to inspection. if you're looking at triggers and for relation of all the modeling they need to do for weaponization, it has happened there. the las
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. >> two u-s senators are calling on the federal railroad administration to take steps to prevent another deadly train accident. senators chuck schumer and richard blumenthal claim the n-t-s-b recommended cameras be installed on both the inside and outside of trains five years ago, but nothing has been done. a commuter train derailed in new york last week, killing four people and injuring 67 others. r >> "as we move forward from the crash we have to focus on the lessons we learned in the past week and make sure that these things don't happen again. reports are now pointing to human error as the cause of the crash. it's now generally accepted that the engineer "nodding off" during the trip, possibly due to what's called highway hypnosis - when you see so many things go by quickly and repeatedly you get lulled into sleep." >> schumer says the cameras would monitor train crew members and provide video evidence in the event of a crash. currently, amtrak and california's metrolink commuter rail trains have cameras installed. >> lake tahoe might s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
for israel to launch other attempts against other high ranking officials in hezbollah. >> thank you. n.a.t.o. leaders have warned that the n.a.t.o. mission in afghanistan could be in jeopardy if president hamid karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
today that the u.s. is willing to sell advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations in the persian gulf. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambit n ambitions. hagel added that even though the west has agreed to temporarily -- agreement with iran, to limit iran's nuclear capabilities, tehran continues to pose a significant threat to the middle east. many alleys in the region believe the u.s. is withdrawing from the gulf but hagel pushed back on that idea, saying the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military power. and the credibility of our assurances to our allies and partners in the middle east. >> following the speech, hagel left for afghanistan where he's meeting with senior afghan officials in an effort to push president hamid karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the united states. the agreement has already been agreed upon. but karzai's been dragging his feet in signing the deal, trying
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
to subvert the protections of section 365-n for u.s. intellectual property by filing bankruptcy in a foreign country and demanding that u.s. courts extend comity, termination of licenses to intellectual property in the foreign proceeding. the provision that the gentleman wants would eliminate important provisions, and the -- that would eliminate -- i'm sorry -- the underlying bill provisions eliminate this uncertainty and would guarantee that licenses to u.s. patents and other i.p. will always be protected in u.s. courts. the gentleman wants something that would undermine that. failing to include this provision, a manufacturer deciding where to build a new fabrication plant would invest his resources in a foreign country that protects i.p. licenses instead of in the united states. the substitute would -- i'm sorry -- the gentleman's provision that he'd like to see in the manager's amendment would encourage offshoring of u.s. manufacturing. so i strongly support the language in the manager's amendment and object to the suggestion that his provision that's not in this amendment, which we'll al
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